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Clinton, Trump teams will spin on social media as candidates spar on stage

Clinton, Trump teams will spin on social media as candidates spar on stage

Monday night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to make television history with the largest audience ever for such an event — exceeding the 80 million in 1980 for Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

But the TV screen might not be the one that matters most as voters decide who won or lost this pivotal encounter in one of the most media-saturated and unusual elections in modern American history.

Even though television has again defied all those "dinosaur" predictions to hold center stage in the world of 2016 politics, social media will play a larger role than ever in Monday's debate. And it will do so both in real time as the...

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